Essential Gifts for Yoga Lovers.

Do you have yoga lovers in your life but just don’t know what to buy them? Maybe you’re thinking of getting into yoga and you’re feeling a little confused by what you need to get started?

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Do you have yoga lovers in your life but just don’t know what to buy them? Maybe you’re thinking of getting into yoga yourself?

If you couldn’t tell already, I’m an avid yoga lover. My other posts about yoga really got me in the mood to talk more about my favourite, flexible exercise. With my birthday coming up, I specifically wanted to create a wishlist for any fellow yoga lovers, and the yogis in your life.

From my experience, the best place to start is with the basics. Therefore, I’ll not be covering any elaborate yoga equipment such as straps, bands, wheels, etc.

What do you need to get started or to take your practice to the next level?

With yoga, all you need is space, a basic idea or a guided tutorial, and time. I often hear about how people have no time to sit with a yoga routine or meditation. But you see; you do have time! You just can’t focus long enough to use it to your advantage because there’s always something else battling for your attention.

My advice to you is to sit with it. Do it for one day for just ten minutes and see how it feels. Then keep bringing yourself back again and again until it becomes the one place you can go to make yourself feel more at peace.


Basic Gifts for Yoga Lovers.

Yoga Pants.

SugarPockets on Amazon

For any yoga lover, the key to good practice is the comfort of the clothing. You’ll hear it in various classes, and online videos; Get into something comfortable, and let’s get started.

I have about 20 pairs of yoga pants. They tend to be my everyday living attire whether or not I’m doing yoga! They’re stretchy, comfortable, and great when I’m having a bad body image day.

I came across a number of yoga pants on Amazon quite early on in my yoga journey, and have since bought a few pairs from the same seller. They’re an excellent fit, stretchy, and have various quirky designs!

Later on in my journey, I was introduced to other sellers such as Sugar Pockets. All the comfort of yoga pants, with pockets? Yes please, I’ll have 10!

Yoga pants don’t always have to be skin tight, they can also be ‘floaty’ and allow the air around your legs. I have a few pairs of lovely, more bohemian pants to practice in.

Yoga Mat.

Although you can do yoga without a mat, any yoga lover will tell you that it’s better to use one to encourage good wrist support. How technical of us, right? Truth be told I’ve done yoga without a mat (on vacation, wouldn’t recommend it) and I certainly felt the difference on my weak wrists and forearms.

My first mat was from Home Bargains. It served me well for about a year or so of on and off yoga, and then 6 months completely on. It wasn’t until I upgraded to a Bionix yoga mat that I really felt the difference. This mat was not only easier on my joints but also didn’t slip as much on the tiled and wooden floors.

If you’re not quite in the market for an expensive mat, I get it. If you’re only starting out with yoga and don’t want to commit then I suggest using a towel to reduce the tension on your forearms and wrists. Equally, you can purchase a cheaper mat from your local store or from Amazon where they go for as little as £3.99.

What yoga mat is complete without a suitable yoga bag? None, that’s the answer.

Personally speaking, I love this bag from Elenture. It not only fits my yoga mat but it can also double as an overnight bag if I’m traveling. I have the blue elephant bag just for reference.

Yoga Blocks.

They might not seem essential to new yogis, but after a while, they’re a necessity. Yoga lovers everywhere will tell you that they never knew they needed blocks until they realised the importance of manipulating certain poses.

Those yogis that get themselves into weird and wonderful shapes didn’t do so overnight. It took practice and over time the body adjusted to being able to perform the shape. Using blocks allows you to gradually get to those shapes that regular you to stretch or bend or balance.

You can use alternatives if you have them handy. I personally didn’t and often resorted to piles of books which was both inconvenient and unsteady.

The first set of yoga blocks I got were from VLFit. They’re simple, come in different colours and cost only £7.99 for two.


Are there any yoga basics you would’ve added? I would also love to hear about some of your pieces of yoga equipment in the comments, or across any of my socials.

Usually, at this time of the month I have a monthly review for you all, but I honestly just didn’t feel like it for personal reasons. I’ll do a basic review of both June and July next month when my life should be in some sort of working order.


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129 comments

  1. She always makes me feel motivated and good as well. I did her Yoga for Grief lately and just cried so much. I didn’t know how much I needed to cry until I was finished and felt SO much better!
    Thank you for reading, Krysten! x

  2. Some people like it, others don’t. It’s a preference. My partner prefers Tai-Chi because he finds yoga too slow for him.

  3. Those leggings, in particular, are very good. They aren’t see-through at all. With that being said I have a few pairs and some are better than others, so it’s luck of the draw sometimes!
    I tend to only do Yoga at home so I don’t care who sees my knickers!

  4. I love getting myself new yoga pants even when I don’t need them! I recently got a new mat as well and love it!
    Stay safe! x

  5. I do not do Yoga but Yoga pants are always amazing especially when my girlfriend is putting them on

  6. Thanks to this post! I now have the idea what to give to my office mate who always encourages me to do yoga with her. <3

  7. I physically cannot do yoga but I love my yoga pants , especially the ones with pockets

  8. Now that I have to stay inside for the next few weeks, I should try yoga. I had no idea so many yoga accessories existed.

  9. Nobody can ever have enough yoga pants, so that’s a very good gift. Extra points if they have a special design as well. πŸ™‚

  10. I wanted to buy a gift for my sister. She is into yoga . So I will buy her some of these yoga accessories. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I am actually interested in yoga. But just like what you’ve said, there are other things that bothers my mind which completely shuts me off my Yoga thinking.
    I would love to have those pants, looks very comfortable and can be used not just during yoga session but throughout the day.

  12. I’ve been searching for recommended yoga pants to find the pair that I love wearing. I’m going to give the Sugar Pockets a try.

  13. Those are such great ideas of gifts! Even for non yoga lovers! As yoga pants can be used for any other workout as well. The confinement would be a great opportunity to get back into yoga myself

  14. These are all great ideas for yoga lovers! I still haven’t gotten back into yoga, I need to visit Adriene, she always makes me feel good!

  15. As a yoga lover, I can confirm that these are the sort of gifts I want. Hahahah. Those Amazon leggings look amazing. I’d be interested to know how see-through they go though? My biggest fear is down-dogging on the front row of a yoga class with see-through leggings.

  16. I would say that they are not only useful ideas for yoga lovers, but also for those like me who have started practicing it and must start doing it with the right tools.

  17. What a great reminder of great gift for the yoga lovers in our life. I have a dear friend that is a yoga lover and sometimes I have no idea on what to give her on a special occasion. Now I do.

  18. I have went through so many mats just trying to find good wrist support. And also because my cat likes to scratch them!

    Thank you so much for reading and commenting πŸ˜€

  19. I’ve actually been wanting to upgrade my yoga mat so this gives me a great idea on what to purchase. Guess I know what I’m gifting myself.

  20. Oh yes! That would have been perfect to add but I completely forgot. Thank you for the suggestion. I’ll have to add it whenever I decided to update this πŸ™‚

  21. These are great! Another good one is a strap that holds the yoga mat together and makes it easier to carry!

  22. I still have yet to get new blocks! My cat destroyed my last ones and the yoga mat! I’ll have to go back to my own guide and get new practice material! Thank you very much for reading πŸ˜€

  23. Those are some great gift ideas,that yoga blocks look interesting. I have a friend who loves Yoga and those would be nice item to get her for Christmas

  24. Now this reminds me that I have got a yoga mat here that I haven’t even used! waaaa

  25. Thanks for this list! I have friends who are yoga lovers and I’m sure they would love this.

  26. I know I for sure would love that yoga mat and yoga bag. I feel like having that mat would be so helpful within doing different exercises. I also love those space yoga leggings! They are really cute.

  27. These are such great gifts ideas for yoga lovers! Those blocks were super helpful when I practiced for a *very* short while… lol.

  28. Lol well that actually makes me feel better about it! And I’m so here for that 2020 ????????

  29. These are fabulous gifts for Yoga lovers and I know many of them. I am new to Yoga and could use these myself…. thanks for sharing!

  30. Great gift ideas for yoga lovers here. The yoga pants and mat are great essentials for yoga.

  31. Wonderful suggestions. I have never done yoga, but would like to. I’m out of shape though and am no longer very flexible. I would love to change that.

  32. I am not really into yoga but I would love to receive a yoga mat so that I can practice at home. Maybe I will start to like it. Great suggestions in this gift guide!

  33. I didn’t know where to start either but I simply follow along with youtube videos. I might do new post in 2020 about getting started with Yoga!

  34. It certainly is motivating to get new yoga gear! It always draws me back to the mat when I slack! I hope she takes it up. It’s a lovely practice, even just for once a week.

  35. For sometime now I have been convincing my wife to take up yoga. I will buy her this basic yoga essentials on your list and hopefully she will get motivated.

  36. These are amazing, thanks a lot for sharing! I am looking for a new Yoga matt, will check this one out.

  37. Awesome gifts for yoga lovers. I would love some new yoga pants because I use them most all the time, not only for yoga because they are super comfy and stretchy.

  38. I like yoga, I just don’t know where to start. I should probably take a class or something because I’m at a loss. I’m following you to see if I can pick up some tips!

    Keep sharing????

  39. Yes, these are all great ideas! I’m thinking of joining a yoga studio soon and would love all of these!

  40. That’s a very useful post for newbies like me. Never done yoga before. So it’s something new and useful for people like me!

  41. My cat also loves to scratch my old mat! She now uses my old cheap one while I practice on my own, but somehow that doesn’t stop her trying to claim my new mat as territory. Typical cat!

  42. This came to my attention at just the right moment – my cat decided that my yoga mat would make a great scratching post where it was sitting so I’ve been looking into options for a new one lol

  43. Great ideas! I did not know there was such a thing as wide leg yoga pants. Also, you explain the need for blocks well.

  44. I do yoga without a teacher. I’ve never been to a proper class and only use Youtube tutorials and books to help me out. It’s like anything if you think about it; If you go to the gym without a trainer, can you not hurt yourself too? You can hurt yourself doing anything, so it’s best just to be careful and know your own limits πŸ™‚

  45. I really liked that mat, it was nice to see that they actually make eco friendly. Tree lovers like me could appreciate that????. This is totally off the topic, but I’ve read a lot that you can’t do yoga without a teacher, (because you could hurt yourself) is that true or am I safe to continue doing my own?

  46. I was once given a set of cards with yoga poses on them. They were pretty cool you mixed them up to make a routine everyday.

  47. I’m exactly the same! The reason I do these lists sometimes is to compile things I want, hint at my boyfriend to read but end up buying myself!

  48. Great gifting inspiration, and I actually really like the sound of that Bionix mat so I’ll check that one out – for myself though! That’s the problem with these lists, I end up buying things for me not other people ????
    Caz xx

  49. First paragraph caught me. I always say I don’t have time and you are right, I do! And I have all the gear you mention so no excuses!!